Queensland, Australia’s second-largest state, offers a variety of interesting and exciting attractions. It is home to several of the country’s famous theme parks and numerous other family-friendly destinations.
You can relax on the beach or visit other nearby natural wonders such as the parklands and the national park. Queensland’s natural beauty is just breathtaking. It only proves that it is the perfect place to visit if you need to unwind.
But where exactly? How about in Elanora, Queensland?
The Beaches & Beachfront Dining
Elanora is around 3 kilometres from Currumbin Beach and Palm Beach. The mood is laid-back at these two neighbouring beaches. The sands are pristine, the waters are safe, and the views of the coast are magnificent.
So, please make a point of visiting both beaches and taking in their splendour.
Alternatively, dine at a nearby seaside restaurant or café, such as The Collective Palm Beach. The restaurant offers in-house dining, takeout, and delivery of American, Italian, Mexican, Asian, and Greek cuisine.
What about trying some seafood? The Palm Beach Surf Club serves a sophisticated meal that emphasises fresh, local ingredients. Fresh seafood, sustainable char-grilled steaks, and more are available at the restaurant. Oh, and the restaurant has a deck with a view of the beach.
The Natural Attractions
Elanora is surrounded by plenty of natural beauty if you wish to appreciate more natural attractions. When travelling west, the Currumbin Creek stream connects to the rainforest mountains. Currumbin Creek provides a safe and guarded sanctuary for all types of active water sports, including stand-up paddleboarding and kayaking.
Currumbin Valley, Tallebudgera Valley, and Burleigh Head National Park are all nearby natural attractions.
If you want to go on a road trip or go hiking, the Currumbin Valley is the place to go because it has so many gorgeous places. The famous Currumbin Rock Pools, Cougal Cascades, and other attractions will undoubtedly pique your interest. It is also true for Tallebudgera Valley or Tally Valley, as known among the locals. It is surrounded by emerald-green fields and natural woodlands, giving you a sense of being one with nature.
Would you like a different perspective now? See the natural headland of Burleigh Head National Park. Here you can experience the rocky coastline and rainforest, as well as the potential to watch whales and sea-eagles soaring along the coast in the spring. Moreover, one of Australia’s most famous surfing point breaks is on its northern side.
The Go-To Spots for Families
The beaches and other natural attractions are great destinations. But if you have kids, make sure to take them to these two places.
First is the Palm Beach Parklands. This playground, which is near Currumbin Alley, is famous for its iconic pirate ship. In this spacious boat, kids would love to meet other kids and play a pirate game. Aside from that, the parklands are ideal for families looking to enjoy a barbecue and a game of cricket. However, if you merely want to go for a walk or ride your bike, the paths are wide. Also, the parklands have easy access to the beach.
The second is Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. While this location provides family-friendly activities, every guest will undoubtedly gain knowledge from their visit. For over 70 years, the sanctuary has been preserving native species and the traditional legacy of the area. As a result, they provide educational shows and encounters for guests.
A few of the fantastic shows you won’t want to miss are:
- Aboriginal Culture Shows
- Aussie Scales & Tails
- Blinky Bill’s Rookie Ranger Station
- Lorikeet Feeding
- Pelican & Eel Show
- Wildlife Hospital Presentations
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary offers many experiences with their animals if you wish to get up and personal with them. Capybara Encounter, Dingo Walk, Grazing with Koalas, Koala Experience, Raptor Encounter, Red Panda Encounter, and Scaley Tails are just a few available activities.
Oh, surely you’d like to see how everything works. Avail of the Behind The Scenes experience. What about an adventure with lots of adrenaline? Try your hand at the TreeTop Challenge. There are 80 massive TreeTop Challenges to complete, including 11 outrageous ziplines. You will undoubtedly enjoy a thrilling, action-packed, and adventurous day.
The Local Shopping & Dining Scene
Elanora provides a plethora of local retail and dining options in addition to magnificent natural wonders and incredible interactions. The Pines Shopping Centre is a great option.
Take advantage of the opportunity to explore The Pines after your activities. Since 1986, the Shopping Centre has served the surrounding community. With three major supermarkets, Coles, Woolworths, ALDI, Kmart, and over 100 businesses, the area offers a diversified retail mix. Whatever you need will be found here.
After you’ve got everything you need, it’s time to see what they have to offer in terms of dining. There are various intriguing and must-see food outlets in the area, such as the Sushi Train.
Over 20 years ago, the Sushi Train Group introduced the rotating sushi bar system to Australia. Furthermore, they use highly trained sushi chefs, ensuring that the sushi is of the highest quality. Another place to visit is the Shingle Inn, which has been around since 1936.
Shingle Inn is known for its excellent coffee and its variety of delectable breakfasts, lunches, and baked goods. It also includes their sumptuous cakes, sweets, and a delicate high tea selection. Shingle Inn is, without a doubt, the ideal spot to connect with friends and family at any time of day.
Book your Elanora Hotel Accommodation
Would you like to visit all of the locations mentioned above? Only being a short drive away will allow you to do so. Consider staying at the Isle of Palms in Elanora Qld.
Isle of Palms accommodation in the tropical island cove of Pine Lake Elanora is about 3 kilometres from Palm Beach and Currumbin Beach. Expect absolute tranquillity as the collection of entirely self-contained townhouses and villas is nestled within a stunning lakeside setting. Make a reservation today!